Geely Galaxy E5 electric SUV with new Aegis short blade battery begins pre-sales

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Today, July 5, the Geely Galaxy E5 officially opened pre-sales priced between 123,000 and 157,000 yuan (16,900 – 21,600 USD). The car will be officially launched in August and sales and deliveries will also begin that month. With pre-sales beginning there are five different configurations available.

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An all-electric SUV the Geely Galaxy E5 measures in at 4615, 1901, 1670 mm (l/w/h) with a wheelbase of 2750 mm. It is a modern-looking SUV and has design elements including a tiger face, tiger eyes and tiger whiskers at the front where there is a closed front grille which helps reduce the drag coefficient of the E5. As is common with electric cars the Galaxy E5 has hidden door handles. At the back, there is a through-type taillight and a spoiler on top of the tailgate while underneath the car we see a scuff guard.

Inside the front of the car, there is a large floating central infotainment screen, an LCD instrument panel, and a head-up display. The steering wheel Is flat-bottomed and has a two-spoke design. Powering the car’s HMI is the Dragon Eagle-1 a domestically produced 7 nm automotive chip and it runs the Flyme Auto HMI system, provided by Meizu. Using the system the car has an AI capability and supports functions such as voice control, text, and music. Despite being a relatively compact SUV the interior space is quite large with the usable area reaching 4.03 square meters and the lighting area is 3.39 square meters. Space Utilization is 67.2%.

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Range is one of the main dividing factors between the different Galaxy E5 versions. There are two different sized battery capacities of 49.52 and 60.22 kWh which give the car ranges of 440 and 530 km respectively using the CLTC testing cycle. The Galaxy E5 is the first car to use Geely’s new generation Aegis short blade lithium iron phosphate batteries. Furthermore, the E5 has CTB battery-to-body integration which helps reduce the weight while increasing the strength of the car. Geely claims a 50:50 weight distribution for the E5. It uses Geely’s self-developed G-TCS all-weather drive anti-skid system which helps control the torque of the electric motor based on road adhesion to maintain road holding at all times.

There is only one powertrain available on the Geely Galaxy E5, a 160 kW electric motor. This is an 11-in-1 intelligent electric drive system that includes eleven major components such as the motor, electronic controls, and reducer all in one system. The volume is only 72 liters and the weight is 79.8 kilograms. It claims a comprehensive efficiency of 90.04% and a minimum power consumption of only 11.9 kWh/100 km. High communication efficiency and fast power response come from the Infineon TC397 power chip which is part of the Galaxy 11-in-1 intelligent electric drive system. There is four-speed Intelligent energy recovery and this maintains a continuous linear change of breaking force in real time according to factors such as vehicle distance, the degree of road congestion, etc. so that occupants do not get motion sickness. Acceleration time is 6.9 seconds while the top speed is 180 km/h. The car rides on the Geely Electric Architecture (GEA) platform which is derived from Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA).

For further details we will have to await the official launch in August. The Galaxy E5 has been developed as a world car and we know that right-hand drive versions have simultaneously been tested. Therefore we should expect exports to start within the next year with the Southeast Asian and the Australian markets as prime candidates for sales.

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Sources: Autohome, Fast Technology

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This is the suspected donor car for the Proton eMas EV brand here. I hope they consider making a larger version with a fold down third row as well…

    • Interesting, we’ll keep an eye out for info on that. The E5 itself won’t be larger but I believe there are some larger SUVs in the E range coming.

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